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(WPXI.com)   An ambulance was involved in a multi-vehicle crash while first responders arrived in record time   (wpxi.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Interstate 79, Pennsylvania Turnpike, Butler County, Pennsylvania, multi-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh metropolitan area, Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, southbound closed Tuesday  
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1033 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Oct 2021 at 7:15 PM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-19 6:14:15 PM  
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Damn, a patient was in the ambulance on their way to the hospital when the crash happened. I was watching the clusterfark early this morning on the news, but you couldn't see much because it was still dark out and there were too many flashing lights from emergency vehicles. Reporters couldn't get near it, was all aerial shots.
 
2021-10-19 7:17:56 PM  
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"Hey man, if one of these engines fails, how far will the other one take us!?"

"All the way to the scene of the crash! Which is pretty handy cuz that's where we're headed! I bet we beat the paramedics there by a half-hour!"

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2021-10-19 7:50:52 PM  
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TheMysteriousStranger: This not that uncommon as an ambulance is by necessarily traveling fast and some people don't even slow down for one.

The old "Emergency" TV show had the ambulance colliding with another vehicle several times in the course of its run.


The majority of ambulance accidents are either caused by reckless driving or fatigued/tired driving. There are very few ambulance accidents that occur each year that are "unavoidable" or not the EMS unit's fault in some fashion.

At least in our state, lights and sirens are a request for a right of way which imposes a TON of legal requirements and risks on the emergency vehicle operator.
 
2021-10-19 7:38:30 PM  
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2021-10-19 7:39:54 PM  
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This not that uncommon as an ambulance is by necessarily traveling fast and some people don't even slow down for one.

The old "Emergency" TV show had the ambulance colliding with another vehicle several times in the course of its run.
 
2021-10-19 7:50:03 PM  
1 vote:
Patient restrained x5.

The medic not so much
 
2021-10-19 8:06:16 PM  
1 vote:
When you really want to chew out the driver that rear ended you, but you can't because they're busy saving your life.
 
2021-10-19 8:21:31 PM  
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